11 Vegan Overnight Oats Recipes: Make Breakfast While You Sleep

Vegan overnight oats recipes

Raise your hand if you have at least 20 minutes in the morning to make breakfast. Anyone? One person? Lucky you. For the rest of us dashing out the door with a coffee in one hand and a banana in the other, dedicating time to preparing a meal is out of the question. On most weekdays, even taking time to pour and consume cereal is a miracle in itself. However, there is another option. Oatmeal will keep you going for hours, and it’s far more comforting than a piece of fruit or that tired old granola bar. And no, you don’t have to spend 20 minutes over the stovetop – introducing overnight oats. Spend 5 minutes prepping the night before and you’ve got a portable mason jar breakfast good to go in the morning. And there’s more than one way to prepare it, so you’ll never get bored. Here are just 11 “oatsome” vegan overnight oat recipes to make your mornings better.

11 Vegan Oatmeal Recipes You Can Make the Night Before

1. Cinnamon and Apple Overnight Oats

Didn’t think you could eat oatmeal on a raw diet? Think again. Tough steel-cut oats get soft and creamy when refrigerated overnight, so you can still enjoy some porridge and adhere to a raw regimen.

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2. White Chocolate Raspberry Chia Overnight Porridge

Vegan white chocolate? You bet. It’s made with cacao butter, making this dessert-for-breakfast parfait both filling and healthy.

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3. Maple Syrup, Brown Sugar, and Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Tastes like those instant oatmeal packs you loved as a kid, without the heaps of sugar.

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4. Ginger Chocolate Overnight Oats

It’s perfectly acceptable to eat chocolate for breakfast when paired with the sophisticated taste of ginger, right? Use fresh ginger to really make it zing!

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5. Pecan Pie Overnight Oats

Pie for breakfast is an unspoken tradition after certain holidays. Totally normal. For every other day of the year, there’s pecan pie overnight oats.

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6. Mixed Berry Oatmeal

Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, marionberries, lingonberries…you get the idea. You can use fresh or frozen in this quick recipe for an instant hit of delicious antioxidants.

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7. Tiramisu Oatmeal

Get your caffeine kick and your breakfast all in one – and no, we’re not suggesting you just drink coffee for your morning meal. This healthy dessert-inspired recipe uses instant espresso to wake you up bite by bite. Need more? Swap the vegan milk for cold brew coffee and you’ll be flying!

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8. Coconut-Cardamon Overnight Oats Parfait

Vegan Overnight Oats Recipe

This one pulls out all the stops. These sophisticated parfaits are layered with an exciting myriad of textures and flavors, from the coconut-cardamon oats to the sweet and bright homemade blueberry chia jam. You could eat this for a week and not get bored.

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9. Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats

The Elvis of oatmeal. This one’s far more portable than spooning peanut butter on a banana as you rush out the door.

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10. Vegan Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

We’ve transformed pie into breakfast, so why not cake? Sure, there’s no schmear of vegan cream cheese icing, but this recipe is as good as it gets while still being morning-appropriate.

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11. Vegan Chocolate Chai Overnight Oats

Ever had a chocolate chai latte? It’s magical. Save yourself the coffee money and make a more substantial version at home.

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